When I first started writing the men's fashion basics series a couple of years ago, there were a few steadfast rules that I wanted rookies to stick to. This way you could avoid some of the more complicated problems that arise when trying to dress well; things like colour combinations,...

x Posted February 25, 2011 Perry: Have to say, these ‘fashion basics' articles are by far the best on the site. They're well written and pretty much applicable to everyone's tastes, plus because they're ‘basics' we can all build on them! Thanks for all the ideas! Posted February 25,...

Remember to also check out Joseph's excellent two part guide to shoes and my guide to formal shoes: OK, so I really shouldn't have to go over the reasons why you should be wearing a tie to work. Instead, why not read the previous basics article I did on them and realise it on your...

Sneaker-heads have been around since the eighties and plenty of men religiously buy Converse or Vans or K-Swiss as if they were part of some exclusive club. The only thing that separated us from our female counter parts was we just had no variety or imagination. But these days the tide is...

Posted December 15, 2010 dapperdan: Hi Matt, I'm a newbie to this site and I absolutely adore it, particularly your fashion basics sections, my wardrobe has never been in such good shape. I was wondering though would you be able to do a fashion basics on underwear, or does it not really...

Get Framed Slowly but surely we are coming to the end of our magical journey through the mystical depths of men's accessory basics. Hopefully we've all learned a lot and are starting to incorporate accessories into our everyday looks and outfits. But before we move on to bigger and better...

For a more in-depth look at each piece I've selected below, check out the rest of my men's fashion basics articles, which cover everything I'm about to mention. Make sure you also read up on the excellent series Will Colman did on reinventing your style. Finally, remember that when...

Even though the advertising and fashion industry has led you to believe that clothing from the likes of Gucci and D&G automatically makes you stylish, that isn't always true. Especially when you don't understand how to buy clothes that fit you, both style- and body shape-wise. There's also...

After taking on board the advice above, why not start at the beginning of our fashion basics series and go from there – it'll give you all the knowledge you need as a beginner in this style game. But as always, we prefer an open dialogue here at FashionBeans, so why not tell me if I've...

In the second and final part of this round-up of everything that has gone before in the Men's Fashion Basics series, we focus on the more formal end of the spectrum. From waistcoats and overcoats all the way to tuxedos, we'll be covering what to look out for when it comes to fit, colour and...

 

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